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on a high note

Happy New Year, folks! We haven’t a clue what it’ll bring – though today’s sunshine and blue skies are incredibly welcome, and (we hope) a reminder of brighter days to…

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jingle jingle jingle

It’s that time of year again. The days are short, the sun has set by tea-time, and the Xmas book-buying rush is almost over. Soon we’ll be putting our feet…

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not that colour, not that day

Yes, it’s Black Friday and we’re writing a blog, but please don’t think for one minute that we’re participating in that merry-go-round of nonsense. It’s a marketing ploy for the…

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jingle bells

The fag end of the year traditionally means three things: sprouts, mince pies, and some degree of frenzied shopping in the run up to Xmas. 2021’s heady combination of Brexit-related…

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get on board

We suggest you think of this post as being less a blog entry, and more akin to a public information bulletin. As publishers of Emma Purshouse’s novel Dogged, it’s our…

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get in

It’s always a boost to morale to start the month with some good news, and we’re kicking off September with the happy announcement that we’ve placed an order with the…

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simple things

This may not look like much to you, oh readers of our blog, but for us this crumpled polythene wrapper represents success. It means that yet another pack of Emma…

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Good morning, Russia

It’s always an adventure, this independent publishing lark, and we never know quite what doors are going to open for us, quite what connections we’re going to make, quite what…

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all about the hashtags

Wednesday was Black Country Day. Seeing as we’re proudly based in the Black Country, it was the perfect day for a spot of social media promotion of a Black Country…

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best review ever

There’s a lot of work involved in putting out a book. And even more in selling it. Which is why a good review is so very, very welcome, especially for…

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eight years

Apparently, it’s eight years since we published City Baby. Eight years! Where did the time go? (note: that’s a rhetorical question, please don’t come back at us with some astrophysical…

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food for thought

Bank holiday Monday afternoon, and we’ve finally got time to write a quick blog about last Wednesday evening. We spent it on Zoom, enjoying a conversation between writers Kit de…

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